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Re: Option 3

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:19:47 -0400
Message-ID: <4D8A39C3.4050106@intertwingly.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html@w3.org, PSIG <member-psig@w3.org>
On 03/23/2011 01:55 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2011, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Indeed. There are non-forking-related restrictions too, e.g. it
>>>>> doesn't allow use in hardware devices, as far as I can tell.
>>>>> Lawrence never publicly replied to my e-mail on the subject:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0209.html
>>
>> The question you posed was:
>>
>> "So can we combine code released under the GPL with a work released
>> under this license into one larger program?"
>>
>> The answer to that question is
>>
>> "Yes, it is possible to combine code released under the GPL with a work
>> released under this license into one larger program"
>
> No, the answer is no, as I explained in the paragraphs immediately
> following the one you quoted.

The statements "it is possible" and "is it not possible in every case" 
are not in contradictory.

Again, I will point out that you seem to be interpreting the FAQ in a 
way that the authors clearly do not intend.  I encourage you to bring 
this to the attention of the that authors of the FAQ, and perhaps they 
will clarify this point for you.

>> Meanwhile, nothing in the corner case you believe you have found affects
>> any of the use cases that this working group put forward.
>
> It affects GPL compatibility, since it poses an additional restriction.

 From the original post[1] "This Option 3 license, however,
contains no express restrictions on downstream uses".

- Sam Ruby

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0143
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